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Screen Space: A blog and podcast about users, texts, and technology

Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D.

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Screen Space: A blog and podcast about users, texts, and technology

Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D.

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Screen Space: your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer

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Screen Space 22: The Rhetorical Situation Part 2—Purpose and Context

[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space, your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 22 of Screen Space ldquo;The Rhetorical Situation Part 2mdash;Purpose and Context.rdquo; In this episode, I review rhetorical situation, which I introduced in episode 21. I cover the remaining two key parts of the rhetorical situation, purpose, and context, to help you design and develop stronger websites, blogs, and other digital media, purpose, and context. I wrap this series up next episode with an example of an actual rhetorical situation. I am your host, Dr. Jennifer L. Bowie. I am a Senior Usability Research Analyst for The Home Depot, which means I conduct usability research on The Home Depot website. nbsp;I also research and teach in areas related to digital media, web, and blog design. First, let me welcome some of my newest audience members. Welcome to my new li...

15 MIN2012 JUN 4
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Screen Space 22: The Rhetorical Situation Part 2—Purpose and Context

Screen Space 21.5: A Metacast on What’s up with Screen Space

[show notes] Welcome to Screen Space, your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. I am your host, Dr. Jennifer L. Bowie. In this episode Irsquo;ll talk about what is up with Screen Space. I am providing only brief show notes here. I cover three things: Update on my career My plans for Screen Space My recent publications Updates on My Career I recently took a position at a Senior Analyst of Usability Research at The Home Depot. I do usability research on their website and digital content, and I love it. My Plans for Screen Space Every other Monday (12:01 am) Irsquo;ll post a Screen Space Podcast The off Mondays (wit out podcasts) Irsquo;ll post a typeface of the week blog entry Wednesdays and Fridays Irsquo;ll post tips of the day Once a week Irsquo;ll post at least one other blog entry My recent publications ldquo;Rhetorical Roots and Media Future: How Podcasting Fits into th...

11 MIN2012 MAR 6
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Screen Space 21.5: A Metacast on What’s up with Screen Space

Screen Space 21: The Rhetorical Situation Part 1—Audience

[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space, your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 21 of Screen Space ldquo;The Rhetorical Situation Part 1mdash;Audience.rdquo; In this episode, I discuss the rhetorical situation in general and then focus on audience and how to analyze your audience. In the next episode, ldquo;Rhetorical Situation Part 2mdash;Purpose and Context,rdquo; I cover the last two areas of the rhetorical situation. Finally in the third and fourth parts of this series I provide a full example of an analysis of the rhetorical situation. I am your host, Dr. Jennifer L. Bowie. I conduct research and have taught in areas related to digital media, web, and blog design. Previously I mentioned being an assistant professor at GSU. However, this is no longer the case and I am currently looking for a job in usability, user-centered design, and/or social m...

20 MIN2011 AUG 30
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Screen Space 21: The Rhetorical Situation Part 1—Audience

Screen Space 20: Usability & Usability Testing 101 Part 6—Analyzing and Utilizing the Results

[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space, your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 20 of Screen Space ldquo;Usability #38; Usability Testing 101 Part 6mdash;Analyzing and Utilizing the Results.rdquo; In this episode, I discuss what to do with the findings we gathered during the usability testing in episode 5. I will talk about collating the data, analyzing the findings, and utilizing the findings. While I love all parts of usability testing, I find these last steps, analyzing the data and utilizing the data, to be the most exciting. I love figuring out what the data tells me about the design and coming up with ways to solve the usability problems and redesign a stronger, more usable site or product. If you have not listened to the previous parts of this series, you may want to go back and listen. I suggest starting with Screen Space 10 on User-Centered ...

24 MIN2011 AUG 23
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Screen Space 20: Usability & Usability Testing 101 Part 6—Analyzing and Utilizing the Results

Screen Space 19: Usability & Usability Testing 101 Part 5— Conducting the Testing

[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space, your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 19 of Screen Space ldquo;Usability #38; Usability Testing 101 Part 5mdash;Conducting the Testing.rdquo; In this episode, I discuss the fourth step of usability testingmdash;what to do before, during, and after the testing. There will be one more part to this series, where I will discuss analyzing and utilizing the results from the testing. If you have not listened to the previous parts of this series, you may want to go back and listen. In the first part, Screen Space 11: Usability #38; Usability Testing 101, I discuss usability, provide a definition of usability testing, and outline the steps to conduct a usability test. In Part 2, Screen Space 12: Usability #38; Usability Testing 101 Part 2mdash;Selecting Users, you can find information on selecting your users for usabi...

16 MIN2011 AUG 16
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Screen Space 19: Usability & Usability Testing 101 Part 5— Conducting the Testing

Screen Space 18: Usability & Usability Testing 101 Part 4—Preparing the Testing

[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space, your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 18 of Screen Space ldquo;Usability #38; Usability Testing 101 Part 4mdash;Preparing the Testing.rdquo; In this episode, I discuss the third step of usability testingmdash;preparing the testing. There will be two more parts to this series, where I will discuss conducting the testing and then analyzing and utilizing the results from the testing. If you have not listened to the previous parts of this series, you may want to go back and listen. In the first part, Screen Space 11: Usability #38; Usability Testing 101, I discuss usability, provide a definition of usability testing, and outline the steps to conduct a usability test. In Part 2, Screen Space 12: Usability #38; Usability Testing 101 Part 2mdash;Selecting Users, you can find information on selecting your users for u...

17 MIN2011 AUG 8
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Screen Space 18: Usability & Usability Testing 101 Part 4—Preparing the Testing

Screen Space 17: Usability & Usability Testing 101 Part 3—Deciding what to Test

[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space, your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 17 of Screen Space ldquo;Usability #38; Usability Testing 101 Part 3mdash;Deciding what to Test.rdquo; In this episode, I discuss the second major step of usability testingmdash;deciding what to test. I will talk about the processes of selecting purpose, objectives, type of test, and tasks. There will be three more parts to this series, where I will discuss preparing for testing, conducting the testing, and analyzing #38; utilizing the results. If you have not listened to the previous parts of this series, you may want to go back and listen. In the first part, Screen Space 11: Usability #38; Usability Testing 101, I discuss usability, provide a definition of usability testing, and outline the steps to conducting usability test. In Part 2, Screen Space 12: Usability #38; U...

17 MIN2011 AUG 1
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Screen Space 17: Usability & Usability Testing 101 Part 3—Deciding what to Test

Screen Space 16: An Interview with Shaun Slattery on “Information Management Techniques for Writers”

[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 16 of Screen Space, ldquo;An Interview with Shaun Slattery on lsquo;Information Management Techniques for Writers.rsquo;rdquo; I am your host, Dr. Jennifer L. Bowie. I teach and conduct research in areas related to digital media, web, and blog design. First a welcome to my new listeners from Casablanca, Morocco; Santiago, Chile; and Mumbai, India. And welcome to my new US listeners from Brunswick, GA; New York, New York; and Holland, Michigan. Thanks for stopping by and design well! In this episode, we hear from Shaun Slattery on ldquo;Information Management Techniques for Writers.rdquo; Letrsquo;s dive in and Irsquo;ll provide some exciting news about Shaun after the interview. Transcript/Summary of the Interview Overview of this presentation: He felt flooded with informa...

15 MIN2011 JUL 25
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Screen Space 16: An Interview with Shaun Slattery on “Information Management Techniques for Writers”

Screen Space 15: An interview with Justin Lewis on “Copyleft, Digital Pirates, and Content Creation with Remixing”

[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 15 of Screen Space, ldquo;An interview with Justin Lewis on lsquo;Copyleft, Digital Pirates, and Content Creation with Remixing.rsquo;rdquo; I am your host, Dr. Jennifer L. Bowie. I teach and conduct research in areas related to digital media, web, and blog design. Before we move into the interview, welcome to my new listeners from Oldenburg, Germany; Pelotas, Brazil; and Manila, Philippines. Enjoy, design well, and let me know if there is anything you would like me to cover. In this episode, we hear from Justin Lewis on ldquo;Copyleft, Digital Pirates, and Content Creation with Remixing.rdquo; Justin is at Syracuse University working on his Ph.D. in the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric program. Now, letrsquo;s hear what Justin has to say about Copyleft, Digital Pirates, ...

17 MIN2011 JUL 18
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Screen Space 15: An interview with Justin Lewis on “Copyleft, Digital Pirates, and Content Creation with Remixing”

Screen Space 14: An interview with Sarah Brown on “Personal Branding and Online Identity Construction”

[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 14 of Screen Space, ldquo;An interview with Sarah Brown on lsquo;Personal Branding and Online Identity Construction.rsquo;rdquo; I am your host, Dr. Jennifer L. Bowie. I teach and conduct research in areas related to digital media, web, and blog design. Before we dive in to the interview, welcome to my new listeners from Manchester, UK; Vasteras, Sweden; and Bangor, Maine in the USA. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come on back. In this episode, we hear from Sarah Brown on ldquo;Personal Branding and Online Identity Construction.rdquo; This interview occurred at Computers and Writing 2010. Sarah has accomplished much since this interview. She graduated from the MA program at DePaul and is currently the Technology Administrator for DePaulrsquo;s College of Education. ...

14 MIN2011 JUL 11
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Screen Space 14: An interview with Sarah Brown on “Personal Branding and Online Identity Construction”

Latest Episodes

Screen Space 22: The Rhetorical Situation Part 2—Purpose and Context

[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space, your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 22 of Screen Space ldquo;The Rhetorical Situation Part 2mdash;Purpose and Context.rdquo; In this episode, I review rhetorical situation, which I introduced in episode 21. I cover the remaining two key parts of the rhetorical situation, purpose, and context, to help you design and develop stronger websites, blogs, and other digital media, purpose, and context. I wrap this series up next episode with an example of an actual rhetorical situation. I am your host, Dr. Jennifer L. Bowie. I am a Senior Usability Research Analyst for The Home Depot, which means I conduct usability research on The Home Depot website. nbsp;I also research and teach in areas related to digital media, web, and blog design. First, let me welcome some of my newest audience members. Welcome to my new li...

15 MIN2012 JUN 4
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Screen Space 22: The Rhetorical Situation Part 2—Purpose and Context

Screen Space 21.5: A Metacast on What’s up with Screen Space

[show notes] Welcome to Screen Space, your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. I am your host, Dr. Jennifer L. Bowie. In this episode Irsquo;ll talk about what is up with Screen Space. I am providing only brief show notes here. I cover three things: Update on my career My plans for Screen Space My recent publications Updates on My Career I recently took a position at a Senior Analyst of Usability Research at The Home Depot. I do usability research on their website and digital content, and I love it. My Plans for Screen Space Every other Monday (12:01 am) Irsquo;ll post a Screen Space Podcast The off Mondays (wit out podcasts) Irsquo;ll post a typeface of the week blog entry Wednesdays and Fridays Irsquo;ll post tips of the day Once a week Irsquo;ll post at least one other blog entry My recent publications ldquo;Rhetorical Roots and Media Future: How Podcasting Fits into th...

11 MIN2012 MAR 6
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Screen Space 21.5: A Metacast on What’s up with Screen Space

Screen Space 21: The Rhetorical Situation Part 1—Audience

[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space, your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 21 of Screen Space ldquo;The Rhetorical Situation Part 1mdash;Audience.rdquo; In this episode, I discuss the rhetorical situation in general and then focus on audience and how to analyze your audience. In the next episode, ldquo;Rhetorical Situation Part 2mdash;Purpose and Context,rdquo; I cover the last two areas of the rhetorical situation. Finally in the third and fourth parts of this series I provide a full example of an analysis of the rhetorical situation. I am your host, Dr. Jennifer L. Bowie. I conduct research and have taught in areas related to digital media, web, and blog design. Previously I mentioned being an assistant professor at GSU. However, this is no longer the case and I am currently looking for a job in usability, user-centered design, and/or social m...

20 MIN2011 AUG 30
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Screen Space 21: The Rhetorical Situation Part 1—Audience

Screen Space 20: Usability & Usability Testing 101 Part 6—Analyzing and Utilizing the Results

[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space, your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 20 of Screen Space ldquo;Usability #38; Usability Testing 101 Part 6mdash;Analyzing and Utilizing the Results.rdquo; In this episode, I discuss what to do with the findings we gathered during the usability testing in episode 5. I will talk about collating the data, analyzing the findings, and utilizing the findings. While I love all parts of usability testing, I find these last steps, analyzing the data and utilizing the data, to be the most exciting. I love figuring out what the data tells me about the design and coming up with ways to solve the usability problems and redesign a stronger, more usable site or product. If you have not listened to the previous parts of this series, you may want to go back and listen. I suggest starting with Screen Space 10 on User-Centered ...

24 MIN2011 AUG 23
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Screen Space 20: Usability & Usability Testing 101 Part 6—Analyzing and Utilizing the Results

Screen Space 19: Usability & Usability Testing 101 Part 5— Conducting the Testing

[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space, your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 19 of Screen Space ldquo;Usability #38; Usability Testing 101 Part 5mdash;Conducting the Testing.rdquo; In this episode, I discuss the fourth step of usability testingmdash;what to do before, during, and after the testing. There will be one more part to this series, where I will discuss analyzing and utilizing the results from the testing. If you have not listened to the previous parts of this series, you may want to go back and listen. In the first part, Screen Space 11: Usability #38; Usability Testing 101, I discuss usability, provide a definition of usability testing, and outline the steps to conduct a usability test. In Part 2, Screen Space 12: Usability #38; Usability Testing 101 Part 2mdash;Selecting Users, you can find information on selecting your users for usabi...

16 MIN2011 AUG 16
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Screen Space 19: Usability & Usability Testing 101 Part 5— Conducting the Testing

Screen Space 18: Usability & Usability Testing 101 Part 4—Preparing the Testing

[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space, your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 18 of Screen Space ldquo;Usability #38; Usability Testing 101 Part 4mdash;Preparing the Testing.rdquo; In this episode, I discuss the third step of usability testingmdash;preparing the testing. There will be two more parts to this series, where I will discuss conducting the testing and then analyzing and utilizing the results from the testing. If you have not listened to the previous parts of this series, you may want to go back and listen. In the first part, Screen Space 11: Usability #38; Usability Testing 101, I discuss usability, provide a definition of usability testing, and outline the steps to conduct a usability test. In Part 2, Screen Space 12: Usability #38; Usability Testing 101 Part 2mdash;Selecting Users, you can find information on selecting your users for u...

17 MIN2011 AUG 8
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Screen Space 18: Usability & Usability Testing 101 Part 4—Preparing the Testing

Screen Space 17: Usability & Usability Testing 101 Part 3—Deciding what to Test

[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space, your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 17 of Screen Space ldquo;Usability #38; Usability Testing 101 Part 3mdash;Deciding what to Test.rdquo; In this episode, I discuss the second major step of usability testingmdash;deciding what to test. I will talk about the processes of selecting purpose, objectives, type of test, and tasks. There will be three more parts to this series, where I will discuss preparing for testing, conducting the testing, and analyzing #38; utilizing the results. If you have not listened to the previous parts of this series, you may want to go back and listen. In the first part, Screen Space 11: Usability #38; Usability Testing 101, I discuss usability, provide a definition of usability testing, and outline the steps to conducting usability test. In Part 2, Screen Space 12: Usability #38; U...

17 MIN2011 AUG 1
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Screen Space 17: Usability & Usability Testing 101 Part 3—Deciding what to Test

Screen Space 16: An Interview with Shaun Slattery on “Information Management Techniques for Writers”

[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 16 of Screen Space, ldquo;An Interview with Shaun Slattery on lsquo;Information Management Techniques for Writers.rsquo;rdquo; I am your host, Dr. Jennifer L. Bowie. I teach and conduct research in areas related to digital media, web, and blog design. First a welcome to my new listeners from Casablanca, Morocco; Santiago, Chile; and Mumbai, India. And welcome to my new US listeners from Brunswick, GA; New York, New York; and Holland, Michigan. Thanks for stopping by and design well! In this episode, we hear from Shaun Slattery on ldquo;Information Management Techniques for Writers.rdquo; Letrsquo;s dive in and Irsquo;ll provide some exciting news about Shaun after the interview. Transcript/Summary of the Interview Overview of this presentation: He felt flooded with informa...

15 MIN2011 JUL 25
Comments
Screen Space 16: An Interview with Shaun Slattery on “Information Management Techniques for Writers”

Screen Space 15: An interview with Justin Lewis on “Copyleft, Digital Pirates, and Content Creation with Remixing”

[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 15 of Screen Space, ldquo;An interview with Justin Lewis on lsquo;Copyleft, Digital Pirates, and Content Creation with Remixing.rsquo;rdquo; I am your host, Dr. Jennifer L. Bowie. I teach and conduct research in areas related to digital media, web, and blog design. Before we move into the interview, welcome to my new listeners from Oldenburg, Germany; Pelotas, Brazil; and Manila, Philippines. Enjoy, design well, and let me know if there is anything you would like me to cover. In this episode, we hear from Justin Lewis on ldquo;Copyleft, Digital Pirates, and Content Creation with Remixing.rdquo; Justin is at Syracuse University working on his Ph.D. in the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric program. Now, letrsquo;s hear what Justin has to say about Copyleft, Digital Pirates, ...

17 MIN2011 JUL 18
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Screen Space 15: An interview with Justin Lewis on “Copyleft, Digital Pirates, and Content Creation with Remixing”

Screen Space 14: An interview with Sarah Brown on “Personal Branding and Online Identity Construction”

[Podcast Transcript] Welcome to Screen Space your podcast about creating usable, accessible, effective, and efficient web, blog, and digital media design for the everyday (and non-expert) designer. This is episode 14 of Screen Space, ldquo;An interview with Sarah Brown on lsquo;Personal Branding and Online Identity Construction.rsquo;rdquo; I am your host, Dr. Jennifer L. Bowie. I teach and conduct research in areas related to digital media, web, and blog design. Before we dive in to the interview, welcome to my new listeners from Manchester, UK; Vasteras, Sweden; and Bangor, Maine in the USA. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you come on back. In this episode, we hear from Sarah Brown on ldquo;Personal Branding and Online Identity Construction.rdquo; This interview occurred at Computers and Writing 2010. Sarah has accomplished much since this interview. She graduated from the MA program at DePaul and is currently the Technology Administrator for DePaulrsquo;s College of Education. ...

14 MIN2011 JUL 11
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Screen Space 14: An interview with Sarah Brown on “Personal Branding and Online Identity Construction”